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To: fieldmarshaldj

Why that brother was racist against his own people obviously, they must shield the public.

I’ve seen you post about Jenkins before.

Do you have any background on the old coot and the black dem? I imagine the latter was...’dealt with’.


5 posted on 01/10/2009 11:35:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

The old guy was a freshman Independent (I can’t recall if he ran on Wallace’s “American” Party ticket). He had this long beard that looked like if he were 20 years younger he could’ve been a member of ZZ Top. Nobody in the legislature looked as wild as he did, like a grizzled Civil War vet transported 100 years in the future. What was quite peculiar was that there was no bio information on him in the TN Bluebook of the time, only his hometown in West TN. He served his term and vanished into the ether.

The Black Democrat, name of Booker, IIRC, didn’t appear to be punished, he was reelected in 1970, though I’m blanking at the moment, I think he may have tried to move up to the State Senate and failed in ‘72. I’d have to double-check. He’s still alive, but he never switched parties like a future Black Dem that held his seat in the ‘80s (although he eventually switched back when he failed to win office as a Republican and Independent).


7 posted on 01/11/2009 11:43:02 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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